How Was The August 11 EAS Test?

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On August 11, 2021, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the FCC, conducted a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) using only the broadcast-based distribution system, otherwise known as the “EAS daisy chain.”


As FEMA explained, “[t]he intent of conducting the test in this fashion is to determine the capability of the [EAS] to deliver messages to the public in event that dissemination via
internet is not available.”

How did this sixth EAS nationwide test go?

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